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Mercedes SLS AMG Black vs Mercedes F1 W03 2012 drag race

A V8-powered SLS AMG supercar should be able to beat most cars down the track, but its opponent this time is rather special...

In this first video we are going to find out what happens when you put a 6.2-litre V8-powered Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series with 631bhp in a race against a slightly different Mercedes V8.

The SLS is a stonkingly fast car, but it pales in comparison to the Formula One race car seen here, which was driven by Michael Schumacher in the 2012 F1 season. Weighing in at just 650kg, it puts the SLS AMG to shame with a staggering 760bhp output from its 2.4-litre V8 engine.

Of course, we know what the result will be in this race. The question is not will the F1 car win, it's how much will it win by? Watch the video to find out...

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